Australian gun laws may seed their own destruction

Australian gun laws

4 December
Of all Australia’s public health initiatives, our gun control laws are perhaps the most widely recognised and cited with pride. Yet they also contain the seed of their own destruction. Learn more

Bringing the field to the flipped classroom

Bringing the field to the classroom

29 November
In the past, the Sydney School of Public Health has faced some challenges in meeting students' interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health content and units of study. Find out how our courses meet these challenges today and what our students say about their experience. Learn more

World's first professor of planetary health appointed

Professor of planetary health

2 November
The University of Sydney has appointed Dr Tony Capon as the world’s first professor of planetary health. A public health physician and authority on environmental health and health promotion, Professor Capon’s research focuses on urbanisation, sustainable development and human health. Learn more

How to get liked and shared on Facebook: new research

How to get liked and shared on Facebook

16 September
A new study of the Facebook pages of 20 Australian public health agencies reveals that videos, celebrities, sports stars, emotional appeals and factual information generate greatest user-engagement, while techniques such as sponsorships and authority figures reduce user engagement. Learn more

Outsource WHO jobs to more capable agencies, experts say

WHO agencies

13 September
It’s time to outsource key functions of The World Health Organisation to agencies better placed and qualified to execute the WHO’s remit, say experts in today’s British Medical Journal – Global Health. Learn more

Six of the best: meet our most highly cited scholars

Most highly cited scholars

9 September
Six University of Sydney scholars are among the world’s most influential scientists in their fields as determined by the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher list for 2016. Learn more

Free open course to help doctors join the eHealth revolution

MOOC

30 August 2016
Australia is in the midst of an eHealth revolution and medical practitioners who don't adopt new technology in their healthcare delivery risk being left behind, according to a University of Sydney expert. Learn more

Australia study wants your view on personal genomic testing

DNA data

23 August 2016
A new international collaborative study known as Genioz (Genomics: National Insights of Australians), is seeking participants to complete an online survey about their views on new genetic technologies that provide access to their own genetic information for ancestry, health and sporting ability. Learn more

Grant funding awarded to prevent neonatal infections in low birth weight newborns in Pakistan

Grant funding awarded to prevent neonatal infections in low birth weight newborns in Pakistan

19 August
University of Sydney researchers have won a $250,000 grant to assess the preventive effects of giving low-dose lactoferrin, a natural protein found in breast and cow's milk, on infectious disease rates in newborn Pakistani babies. Learn more

Researchers take part in projects to control TB in Vietnam

Vietnam

16 August
Australia’s top respiratory specialists have launched a series of ground-breaking, multimillion dollar research projects in Vietnam that aim to reduce the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) deaths. Learn more

Medicines to treat side effects of other medicines? Sometimes less is more

Medicine

10 August
Reducing the use of inappropriate and unnecessary medicines in older people is one of the most important challenges of modern medicine. Learn more

University of Sydney researchers create new app to save your heart

University of Sydney researchers create game-based app to prevent heart attacks

5 August
Cardiac researchers from the University of Sydney have created a new game-based app to prevent heart attacks among people who have suffered a cardiac event. Learn more

Anne Tiedemann wins NHMRC Research Excellence Award

Anne Tiedemann wins NHMRC Research Excellence Award

14/July
Congratulations to Associate Professor Anne Tiedemann, awarded a Research Excellence Award for being the top ranked applicant in the Population Health - Level 1 category of the Career Development Fellowship (CDF) scheme at the 2016 NHMRC Research Excellence Awards Dinner. Learn more

Abnormal thyroid function in newborns linked to poor reading and numeracy

Abnormal thyroid function in newborns linked to poor reading and numeracy

28 July
Babies born with moderately high concentrations of thyroid stimulating hormone have a higher risk of poor educational and development outcomes at school age, a world-first University of Sydney study reveals. Learn more

How much is physical inactivity costing the world?

How much is physical inactivity costing the world?

28 July
A world-first study has revealed that in 2013, physical inactivity cost INT $67.5 billion globally in healthcare expenditure and lost productivity, revealing the enormous economic burden of an increasingly sedentary world. Learn more

Most Australians view porn but few report ill effects: new research

Most Australians view porn but few report ill effects: new research

27 July
Most Australians have viewed pornography but few report any ill effects, a new report in The Journal of Sex Research reveals. Learn more

Boosting Australia’s response to infectious disease outbreaks

virus

5 July
Our researchers will partner with other leading national experts in clinical, laboratory and public health research on a $5m initiative to boost our capacity to respond to infectious diseases. Learn more

No identity: one in five Aboriginal births unregistered in WA

Birth record

4 July 2016
Nearly one in five Aboriginal children aged less than 16 years old in Western Australia had unregistered births according to new research. Learn more

Breaking down barriers for women in health research

Breaking down barriers for women in health research

30 June 2016
While gender equity in the sciences is improving, balancing an academic career with childrearing can still be a juggle. Learn more

Australia's gun reforms save lives

Australia

23 June 2016
Since major gun law reform 20 years ago, Australia has seen no mass shootings and an accelerating decline in intentional firearm deaths. <Learn More

Is too much medical testing and treatment making us sick?

Is too much medical testing and treatment making us sick?

30 May 2016
Researchers to tackle some of the biggest issues facing modern healthcare - overdiagnosis and overtreatment. Learn More

No increase in brain cancer from mobile phone use in Australia: new study

No increase in brain cancer from mobile phone use in Australia: new study

6 May 2016
Australian researchers have found no rise in brain cancer incidence compatible with increasing mobile phone use. Learn more

Australia's gun numbers climb

Australia

28 April 2016
For the first time since the Port Arthur massacre, Australia’s national arsenal of private guns is larger than before the subsequent introduction of strict gun control laws. Learn more

Vaccination objection rates aren’t skyrocketing

Vaccination objection rates aren’t skyrocketing

27 April 2016
New research reveals that vaccine objection rates are largely unchanged since 2001. Learn more

Retirement is good for your health

Retirement is good for your health

14 March 2016
A landmark study has found that people become more active, sleep better and reduce their sitting time when they retire. Learn more

University of Sydney shares NHMRC research grant to combat unnecessary health testing and treatment

University of Sydney shares NHMRC research grant to combat unnecessary health testing and treatment

4 March 2016
Overdiagnosis and overtreatment have serious implications for individuals, healthcare systems, and society. Learn more

Dance your way to a healthy heart

Dance your way to a healthy heart

2 March 2016
A world first study has found people over the age of 40 who participate in dancing almost halve their risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. Learn more

Take a stand

Take a stand

25 February 2016
Workers who use sit-stand desks are just as productive as those who use traditional desks while enjoying a host of possible health benefits, according to a world-first study by researchers at the University of Sydney. Learn more

A disarming lesson from the Pacific

A disarming lesson from the Pacific

29 January 2016
Successful gun control in Pacific nations is an experiment worth watching. Learn more

University of Sydney scholars named among world's most influential scientific minds

University of Sydney scholars named among world

20 January 2016
Six University of Sydney scholars have been named among the world’s most influential scientific minds in a new analysis of thousands of academic papers by Thomson Reuters. Learn more

What were Ken and Jocelyn Elliott doing in Burkina Faso? Making a difference

What were Ken and Jocelyn Elliott doing in Burkina Faso? Making a difference

19 January 2016
Spotlight on risks faced by westerners who aid global health projects. Learn more